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“Venetian comfort-food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ai Cugnai

Ai Cugnai
Ranked #150 of 1,409 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Venetian comfort-food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

This is a family-run restaurant in Dorsoduro. And it doesn't pretend to be anything more than it actually is. Ai Cugnai serves authentic Venetian "comfort-food" at an affordable price in a cosy atmosphere. Have a sneaky look around while you're there - It's very likely you'll be the only tourists amongst a throng of locals. That should tell you you're on to a winner here.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sadly, I was disappointed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The restaurant looks nice and the food really was good. But the staff was VERY unfrendly, we were waiting half an hour before we became a bottle of water, another half an hour until the food came and the waiters did not even bother to make the situation better.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great small restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Neighborhood restaurant. Fantastic fish lasagna and the best tiramisu ever. Great service, fresh food. Excellent choice.

Visited April 2014
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Venice
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good - lightest fried fish around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Went here with friends , hadn't been for a few years. Its small and decor is a bit tired but the service is friendly and the food good. We had traditional Venetian starters ( fish) and then the fish lasagne which was very creamy. Followed by the fritto misto - mixed fried fish. It was so light and very tasty. I would certainly go back for the fritto it was lovely ! Prosecco was nice and all it all we had a great evening !

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“California 99”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Very small place but very unique touch, great traditional Venetian cuisine absolutely wonderful food good service. To all my American friends go there and try it you want to be disappointed:) Venice the most romantic city in the world!!!!!!

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